Barbie Doll Diversity Push Continues: Ken Gets a Dad Bod (Photo)

Fashionistas line now includes “slim, broad and original” dudes

Last Updated: June 20, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

Looks like Ken got a little lazy about taking the Barbie’s Dream Car to the Malibu Gym.

On Tuesday, the Barbie line of dolls announced the expansion of its Fashionistas collection, which now includes 15 new and diverse Ken dolls, featuring three body types — slim, broad and original — and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of a “broad” Ken on the left, and a “slim” on the right:

In 2016, Barbie introduced three new Barbie body types — tall, curvy and petite — along with new skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and countless on-trend fashions and accessories.

“By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation,” said Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager, Barbie. “Evolving Ken was a natural evolution for the brand and allows girls to further personalize the role they want him to play in Barbie’s world.”

Ken now comes in seven different skin tones, eight hair colors, nine hairstyles, and fashions ranging from casual business attire to athletic wear. The brand is also introducing 25 additional diverse Barbie dolls.